Blues narrowly survive Centrals scare at Cootamundra

Pat Hislop, pictured charging in at Albert Park on Saturday, took four scalps to help reduce Centrals to 63. Photo: Kelly Manwaring
Pat Hislop, pictured charging in at Albert Park on Saturday, took four scalps to help reduce Centrals to 63. Photo: Kelly Manwaring

Young S and Club Blues breathed a sigh of relief when Sam Davis hit the winning runs on Saturday afternoon at Cootamundra's Albert Park.

Chasing just 64 for victory, the Blues lost eight wickets on their way to victory as Central Hotel narrowly fell short of a remarkable fight back.

The Blues bowled out Centrals below a score of 70 for the second time this season, with Josh Platt (4-6) and Pat Hislop (4-17) the destroyers with the ball.

Wickets continued to fall regularly at the change of innings as Centrals' new-ball bowler Jarrod Keelan (5-25) ripped through the Blues' batting line-up.

At 8-55, the nine runs needed for victory seemed an age away, however Davis (eight not out) and Hislop (one not out) combined to secure the Blues a second straight win.

In the other Division one game, Temora defeated Cootamundra Crusaders by one wicket.

In Division two, Renegades beat Burrangong, Stockinbingal defeated S and C Club Saints, Shamrock Hotel beat Magpies and Criterion Hotel Gunners were too good for Tigers.